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Robotics Postdoctoral Researcher

Florida International University

Florida International University

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024

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  • Opening Date: 2024-02-13
  • Job Opening Id: 531624
  • College/Division: Division of Research
  • Department: ARC Applied Research Center

Job Information

The Applied Research Center is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to join our team of professionals.

Job Summary

The Post-Doctoral Appointee Program is designed to recruit outstanding Ph.D. applicants to assist the principal investigator in completing their research objectives as related to the scope of work. The Ph.D. must have been conferred within one to five years prior to employment. This assignment is for a one-year period, it is grant funded, and this appointment may be renewed at management’s discretion based on excellent work performance and funding availability.

Primary Job Duties

  • Conducts applied research in robotics and remote systems areas at the Florida International University’s Applied Research Center (ARC), supervising and mentoring student assistants.
  • Develop, design, and conduct research on mechatronics, robotics projects, and experiments in line with planning, reviewing progress, evaluating results, and producing scientific presentations and reports.
  • Integrate, simulate, and program systems using the Robotic Operational Systems (ROS2).
  • Develop feedback controls and embedded systems using microcontrollers.
  • Code software in C++ or Python.
  • Build bench scale mockups.
  • Present and demonstrate technologies to the public.
  • Contribute to developing externally funded research projects, providing support to secure $250,000 of external funding annually.
  • Annually publish research results in at least one peer-reviewed journal and present research findings annually at national and international research conferences to enhance the scientific stature of the FIU’s Applied Research Center Applied Robotics Group.
  • Formulate research methods and provide suggestions for improving quality, identify potential problems, recommend and implement solutions, and collaborate in developing new and current ARC research projects.
  • Conduct data analysis, interpretation, and implementation of research datasets and methodologies.
  • Assist in overseeing project performance, supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate research assistants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field;
  • Experience in Code software in C++ or Python;
  • Demonstrated track record of publishing in peer-reviewed scientific literature
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in writing one or more proposals for research funding;
  • Proficiency in writing and verbal skills to communicate research to colleagues and others;
  • Good interpersonal skills and collaborate with colleagues and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to travel to conferences and present findings

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 531624 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the Director. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 30, 2023. Review will continue until position is filled.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

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